Can I retire at age 56 with 2,650,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $2,650,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$218,835$216,885$214,983$213,127$211,315$205,457
2 years$108,334$106,316$104,361$102,465$100,626$94,768
3 years$71,505$69,479$67,528$65,650$63,841$58,166
4 years$53,094$51,074$49,143$47,297$45,532$40,084
5 years$42,051$40,043$38,137$36,329$34,613$29,407
6 years$34,691$32,698$30,821$29,053$27,388$22,428
7 years$29,436$27,460$25,612$23,886$22,274$17,561
8 years$25,496$23,538$21,721$20,037$18,478$14,010
9 years$22,434$20,494$18,708$17,067$15,561$11,333
10 years$19,985$18,065$16,310$14,712$13,259$9,266
11 years$17,983$16,082$14,359$12,804$11,403$7,638
12 years$16,316$14,434$12,744$11,231$9,882$6,338
13 years$14,907$13,044$11,386$9,915$8,617$5,286
14 years$13,699$11,857$10,230$8,801$7,554$4,428
15 years$12,654$10,831$9,236$7,849$6,651$3,723
16 years$11,740$9,938$8,374$7,028$5,878$3,139
17 years$10,935$9,152$7,620$6,315$5,212$2,652
18 years$10,220$8,457$6,956$5,691$4,634$2,246
19 years$9,581$7,838$6,368$5,142$4,131$1,905
20 years$9,007$7,283$5,844$4,657$3,689$1,618
21 years$8,487$6,784$5,376$4,227$3,302$1,376
22 years$8,016$6,333$4,954$3,843$2,959$1,172
23 years$7,587$5,923$4,575$3,500$2,657$998
24 years$7,193$5,549$4,231$3,192$2,388$851
25 years$6,832$5,208$3,918$2,915$2,149$726
26 years$6,499$4,895$3,634$2,666$1,935$620
27 years$6,192$4,606$3,375$2,440$1,745$529
28 years$5,906$4,341$3,137$2,235$1,575$452
29 years$5,641$4,095$2,919$2,050$1,422$386
30 years$5,394$3,867$2,719$1,881$1,285$330
31 years$5,164$3,656$2,535$1,728$1,161$282
32 years$4,948$3,459$2,365$1,588$1,051$241
33 years$4,746$3,276$2,209$1,460$951$207
34 years$4,556$3,105$2,064$1,344$861$177
35 years$4,377$2,945$1,929$1,237$780$151
36 years$4,209$2,795$1,805$1,139$706$129
37 years$4,050$2,655$1,689$1,050$640$111
38 years$3,900$2,523$1,582$967$580$95
39 years$3,758$2,399$1,482$892$526$81
40 years$3,623$2,282$1,389$823$477$69
41 years$3,495$2,173$1,303$759$433$59
42 years$3,374$2,069$1,222$701$393$51
43 years$3,258$1,971$1,147$647$357$44
44 years$3,149$1,879$1,076$597$324$37
45 years$3,044$1,792$1,011$551$294$32
46 years$2,944$1,710$949$509$267$27
47 years$2,849$1,631$892$471$242$23
48 years$2,758$1,557$838$435$220$20
49 years$2,671$1,487$788$402$200$17
50 years$2,587$1,421$740$371$182$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $2,650,000, adding $2,241 every year, while hoping to spend $47,878 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 49/22/29 Blend
55$2,650,000$2,650,000$2,650,000$2,650,000
56$2,922,612$2,782,162$2,741,087$3,041,601
57$3,169,776$2,867,546$2,781,971$3,210,777
58$3,440,547$2,955,509$2,822,621$3,389,584
59$3,737,281$3,046,127$2,862,977$3,582,939
60$4,062,575$3,139,478$2,902,977$3,792,244
61$4,419,287$3,235,643$2,942,557$4,019,041
62$4,810,567$3,334,702$2,981,646$4,265,029
63$5,239,885$3,436,742$3,020,170$4,532,079
64$5,711,059$3,541,849$3,058,053$4,822,251
65$6,228,300$3,650,112$3,095,210$5,137,812
66$6,796,243$3,761,624$3,131,556$5,481,263
67$7,419,995$3,876,478$3,166,998$5,855,355
68$8,105,181$3,994,773$3,201,439$6,263,118
69$8,857,999$4,116,606$3,234,777$6,707,893
70$9,685,276$4,242,081$3,266,903$7,193,356
71$10,594,534$4,371,303$3,297,705$7,723,560
72$11,594,060$4,504,380$3,327,061$8,302,968
73$12,692,981$4,641,422$3,354,845$8,936,498
74$13,901,357$4,782,544$3,380,924$9,629,567
75$15,230,269$4,927,862$3,405,158$10,388,144
76$16,691,925$5,077,496$3,427,400$11,218,805
77$18,299,778$5,231,569$3,447,494$12,128,797
78$20,068,648$5,390,208$3,465,277$13,126,102
79$22,014,865$5,553,543$3,480,579$14,219,518
80$24,156,421$5,721,707$3,493,218$15,418,736
81$26,513,141$5,894,836$3,503,006$16,734,437
82$29,106,868$6,073,070$3,509,744$18,178,388
83$31,961,672$6,256,553$3,513,223$19,763,557
84$35,104,071$6,445,433$3,513,225$21,504,234
85$38,563,288$6,639,861$3,509,520$23,416,163
86$42,371,521$6,839,992$3,501,866$25,516,694
87$46,564,249$7,045,984$3,490,012$27,824,947
88$51,180,567$7,258,002$3,473,691$30,361,991
89$56,263,552$7,476,211$3,452,627$33,151,042
90$61,860,672$7,700,784$3,426,529$36,217,685
91$68,024,234$7,931,895$3,395,090$39,590,113
92$74,811,872$8,169,724$3,357,992$43,299,394
93$82,287,098$8,414,456$3,314,900$47,379,766
94$90,519,897$8,666,279$3,265,464$51,868,956
95$99,587,385$8,925,386$3,209,316$56,808,543
96$109,574,543$9,191,974$3,146,072$62,244,345
97$120,575,012$9,466,247$3,075,332$68,226,852
98$132,691,981$9,748,410$2,996,673$74,811,706
99$146,039,158$10,038,677$2,909,656$82,060,225
100$160,741,843$10,337,263$2,813,821$90,039,982